Thursday, January 21, 2010

Embellish Magazine Colour Challenge With Stripes

  Back with another colour challenge by Embellish Magazine , and this one was way out of my relm with the colour PURPLE arggg!!  So of course I had to try it. The problem was, did I own anything in the colours? Well, with a little borrowing from a friend, and a little digging in my scrap drawers I found the perfect papers for this Challenge.

  Here is the inspiration:

And here is my take on this:

  I added a warming photofilter to the photo to make it work with these colours and really like how it turned out. I just love this page and think purple has moved from dreaded to one of my favorite.  I can hardly wait to move on to the next challenge as they keep me motivated to get more of my scrapbooking done.

  The sentiment is one of the new stamps by Papertrey Ink, Inside & Out: Baby. I wrote the word 'Precious' using Tim Holtz Distressed Stickles Walnut Stain.
The patterned paper is from Stampin Up, and the flower is Prima - Fleur Danseur Releve.  Also used Prima - Say it in Pearls Swirls Cream.  Cardstock - Unknown.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Layout for My Mind's Eye - Challenge #7: Three Photos

  I'm on a roll!! This is the second challenge I've managed to accomplish in the last little while, and for a Mom of a rather demanding little baby that's pretty good.  This was a rather difficult challenge for me as I'm new to My Mind's Eye products and was rather suprised to find I aready owned some in my stash (although I don't know why I was so suprised as their products are gorgeous!)  The layout had to contain 80 percent of their products and I think I managed that using three different papers to create most of the details and embellishments in this layout.

Here is the sketch they provided:

Here is my interpretation:

  These orange circles were punched from one of the patterned papers in the Magnolia collection I used for this layout.
This little dragonfly shimmers with a combination of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Products Used:
My Mind's Eye - Sundance"Our Sweet Home" Stripe #MG1090,  Sundance"A Day In The Life" Dots/Lime #MG1077,  Serene"All Together" Pattern Stripe/Teal #MG1013
Dragon Fly - Tim Holtz Grunge Board, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Title - Cricut Cartridge Jubilee
Teal & Cream cardstock - Unknown

Thursday, January 14, 2010

  I was over visiting a talented Canadian scrapbooker, Melanie, where I spotted this fab kit.  So I rushed on over to 'Love is in the Details' and purchased one for myself, and a week later my favorite pizza box arrived in the mail containing all these goodies!! Now I have to get busy and create :O)

  I discovered a new blog and had to share it with you. They feature some fabulous projects and right now are offering an awsome giveaway!! So hop on over to Paper Popsicles and check them out and all this could be yours:

Embellish Hearts Colour Challenge :: Sponsored by The Cutting Cafe

  I was visiting one of my favorite blogs when I spotted this challenge over at Embellish Magazine Blog. I often plan to participate, but can never seem to finish any projects within the specified time frame (which happens to be tonight!!). This time I was determined to complete this challenge as I loved the idea of starting off the new year with something not Christmassy.

  So here is my final project using the three colours specified and including at least one heart.  I had a lot of fun completing this challenge and hope it is one of many :O)

  The background paper is by Bobunny - a gift of love, and the paper stripe is My Mind's Eye - Magnolia which I puched one edge using a Martha Stewart edge punch. The photo matt is Gingham by Creative memories. All the hearts were cut using the Cricut - Hannah Montana cartridge.  The title is Recollections Epoxy Alpha stickers, and the journal sticker is Remarks by American Crafts.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Favorite Moments 2009 Captured on Film

I know it's a day late, but hey that's the way she goes! I wanted to do a layout featuring some of my favorite moments from each month captured on film.  There were so many it was difficult to choose.  I also detailed more favorites on a tabbed sheet slipped behind the photos. I've typed that list below for those who care to read.  Sorry about the photo quality, we've had a lot of cloudy days, and one of the lights in my craft room have burnt out.

  The Title was cut out of Basic Grey's Urban Prairie paper line using the Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge.  The tab is also Urban Prairie. The ribbon is by WeR Memory Keepers called Vintage Brass, and the button is Close To My Heart.

My Top Stories 2009

Mom & Dad moved to NS

Discovered Blogging and
started Northern Scrapper

Dad's Uncle Bev Richman and
Aunt Thelma Rose passed away

Gave Birth to Baby

Mom & Dad came for Xmas -
First Lobster in 15yrs &
First time Bowling in 20yrs

Major News Events 2009

H1N1 hit North America

Canadian economy slowly

My Top Movies (In Video)

Julie & Julia

Ice Age 3 The Dawn of The

District 9


My Top Music 2009

Lady Gaga – Poker Face

Kings of Leon – Use

Linkin Park – New Divide

Nickelback – If Today Was
Your Last Day

Pitbull – I Know You Want Me

Jason Miraz – I'm Yours